[Portrait D2] Hello la team #elevenwomen aujourd'hui deux portraits consacrés à deux joueuses de St Etienne toujours en lice pour la montée à deux journées de la fin du championnat. - Maeva Bernard - 17 ans - Depuis 2ans à l’AS Saint-Etienne - Elle nous parle de son parcours et sa découverte de la #d2feminine : "C’est ma première année en D2, c’est donc un championnat que je découvre que depuis septembre. Ca a été et c'est toujours difficile de m’imposer en tant que titulaire dans l’équipe car la concurrence est permanente ce qui prouve bien la montée en puissance du football féminin de manière général et de la D2. Malgré mon jeune âge et mon arrivée un peu tardive dans le groupe j’ai été très rapidement intégrée aux filles et tout de suite mise dans le bain. J’ai tout de suite ressenti la confiance des plus grandes à mon égard et cela m’a permis d’attaquer cette saison du bon pied. A peine arrivée dans le vestiaire, j’ai compris que l’objectif de monter en D1 la saison prochaine était au cœur du projet et que nous n’avions pas le droit à l’erreur. Aujourd’hui le sprint final est engagé, et chaque point aura une valeur primordiale." _____ #footfeminin#womensoccer#womenfootball#footballfeminin#soccergirl#football#sportfeminin#footballeuse#d2feminine
How important is single leg exercises and how it relates to soccer? 👉 Single-leg exercises are often overlooked in soccer players development. However, single-leg strength is a critical attribute for any soccer players to have. Lets think about it. You never run with both legs on the ground. When you kick or pass the ball, you do so off one leg. During changes of direction, each leg is doing a different thing. In other words, you need to train the way you play but increasing the strength and power of each leg.
There are many ways to get the things that we want in our life. But it all starts with how you choose to think. "As you think, so shall you be." If you can master your thoughts, you can master your life. Because you will become what you think about all day long. And once you know that what you think about is what expands. You will start to be really careful about what thought you let in to your head and what people you surround yourself around. And that is the power of positive thinking.
On the border of Central and South America lies the small footballing nation of Panama. Over this past summer millions of Panamanians cheered as the national team took to the field for the first time at the Men’s FIFA World Cup. While this success marks a significant milestone in Panama's footballing legacy, for female footballers in the region it serves as a reminder of the ever-widening gap in support for women’s football that still exists today. From the lack of training gear as to inadequate pitches to play on, it is a constant battle for female footballers in Panama. Enter Sumara Samuels, former Panamanian international and current football advocate. As a former player, advocate and coach, Samuels has played an integral part in the progression of women’s football in Panama. FTBLITO had a chance to speak with Samuels regarding the current situation facing female footballers in Panama. SAMUELS: Everything that was happening in women’s football when I was playing 10 years ago is still happening now. Last year we began a petition to try and ensure that players were guaranteed the minimal conditions in order to play. What are the minimal conditions? Training kits, good pitches to play on, and access to team physical therapists. Basic things, but it is a constant fight. This is why we created the hashtag #laluchacontinua. Fed up with the current situation, Samuels created a social media page, @futbolfemenino507. The motivation behind the page being not only to highlight the injustices of women’s football in Panama, but also to give a place to showcase the beauty in their football. SAMUELS: The page was something I created because during my experience as a player, I never felt the support that the men’s players enjoyed. Because of this, I started @futbolfemenino507 to highlight women’s football in Panama. It has now been two years